Cantaloupe Music Productions Receives 2011 New York Award

Posted on December 12, 2011

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Cantaloupe Music Productions Receives 2011 New York Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, December 5, 2011 — Cantaloupe Music Productions has been selected for the 2011 New York Award in the Performing Arts category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

CONTACT:
U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com
URL: http://www.uscaaward.com

 

 

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Cantaloupe Music Productions: special rates for this holiday season’s parties!

Posted on December 1, 2011

For holiday parties 2011, Cantaloupe Music Productions is offering special rates for their roster of fine musicians—from small to large ensembles, for dancing or ambience.  Because nothing creates cheer like live music, we want to make it affordable for you. And because of our extensive roster, it’s not too late—we will find you the perfect fit for your party or event!  Christmas parties? New Year’s?  For your parties at home or at the office, for livening up lunches, cocktails, dinners, and all-out bashes, you CAN have live music!

Brazilian music is our specialty (bossa nova, samba, forró, even carnaval with dancers) —and we also offer a variety of other music, from tango and salsa, to top American jazz.

We can make music work its magic for you.  Call us today at 212-724-2400.

Or visit us here to browse, listen, watch!

Ellen Azorin, President
Cantaloupe, Inc.

 

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Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts presents Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra in a free concert July 27

Posted on July 26, 2011

JAZZ WEDNESDAYS
HARBOR CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
1 East 104th Street NY, NY

WEDNESDAY JULY 27th, 7:30 pm Room B21

featuring

PEDRO GIRAUDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA

El Barrio/East Harlem, New York – The Jazz Department of Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, of Boys & Girls Harbor is pleased to present Jazz Wednesdays a FREE series of three intimate Guest Artist events showcasing some of the most dynamic musicians currently on the Jazz scene. The series exemplifies the broad world vision of Jazz that informs the Harbor Conservatory’s Jazz Program under the direction of pianist, composer,bandleader Gustavo Casenave. All events will be presented in Music Studio B21, in the lower level of the Heckscher Building located on Fifth avenue in Manhattan between 104th Street and Fifth avenue. Seating is limited and there are no reservations. Support for the Conservatory’s GUEST ARTIST Series is made possible with public support from the Music Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S ARTIST:  PEDRO GIRAUDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA

The amazing and acclaimed composer and bassist Pedro Giraudo, presents his band, which boasts some of New York’s finest jazz musicians, and has performed regularly in the most prestigious jazz clubs in the New York City area, including the Jazz Standard, Birdland, The Jazz Gallery, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, as well as abroad.

John Murph of Downbeat described Giraudo’s music as “an opulent listening experience of modern, orchestral jazz, brimming with passionate improvisations, deliberate contrapuntal melodies and plush harmonies.”

Chip Boaz of Latin Jazz Corner offered this analysis: “The rich eloquence of Giraudo’s gorgeous artistic expression flows through the music with an undeniable grace.”

For more info: gcasenave@theharbor.org, or 212/427-2244 ext.572.

Gustavo Casenave
Director of the Jazz Department
Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts
1 East 104th Street, 5th floor. Room #572
New York, NY 10029

 

 

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Cantaloupe Music Productions adds New York-based Klezmer ensemble, “Klezmeridian,” to its roster

Posted on June 29, 2011


Cantaloupe Music Productions is pleased to announce the addition of the superb New York-based Klezmer ensemble, “Klezmeridian,” to our roster.

Klezmeridian features the talents of virtuoso Israeli clarinetist Avigail Malachi. Some background and music samples are on our site at:
http://www.cantaloupeproductions.com/klezmer-music

Avigail Malachi will be working as a producer, teacher and mentor as part of “Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee” from August 16-24, but will be back for concerts in the US with Klezmeridian at the end of August.

 

 

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Benefit Concert for Japan, Tuesday, March 29 in NYC

Posted on March 28, 2011

Japanese pianist/composer Tempei Nakamura, and Urban Tango Trio, at the West End Presbyterian Church, 165 West 105 Street, New York City. Full information below:

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Joyce Cândido awarded “Best Brazilian female vocalist in the U.S” by the Brazilian International Press Association

Posted on March 4, 2011

The Brazilian International Press Award, considered to be the most important cultural award for Brazilian culture outside of that country, has selected New York-based vocalist Joyce Cândido as “Best Brazilian female vocalist” in their 2011 selections. More about Joyce and samples of her music here.

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Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble January 19 at Cornelia Street Cafe

Posted on January 5, 2011

The “Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble” was formed by Guitarist Billy Newman in 2005 to play Brazilian instrumental music that was very infrequently heard here in the states on instruments not used in Jazz ensembles – Mandolin, nylon string guitar, cavaquinho and pandeiro. The group has been delving into the great genres of Brazilian music particularly Choro but also including Samba, Baião and Frevo. The constituents are frequent travelers to Brazil or Brazilian themselves. Our mission is to expose audiences to the rich breadth of instrumental sounds coming from this great country and seek parallels with the American jazz tradition. Recently the group did a sold out show at Cornelia Street with the great 7 string guitarist Rogerio Souza from Rio de Janeiro.

This Performance features Billy Newman, nylon string guitar, cavaquinho; Bina Coquet, 7 string acoustic steel guitar; Dennis Lichtman, mandolin, clarinet; Hadar Noiberg, flute ; Tom Armstrong, pandeiro, percussion

Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY
212-989-9319
Cover $10 (includes one house drink)


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“Jingle Samba” by Ellen Azorin and Dionísio Santos

Posted on December 21, 2010

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Cantaloupe Music Productions sends our musical greetings with “Jingle Samba,” by Ellen Azorin and Dionísio Santos

percussion and voice: Café • cavaquinho, violão, baixo: Dionísio • coro: Tânia, Ellen, Café

I hear the sound of the cavaquinho,
It makes me smile and move my feet
It’s Christmas time with a brand new beat
Clap your hands, move your feet. . . Jingle, jingle samba!

Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin to family and friends
Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin, our little samba sends
Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin, a song of love and peace

The tambourim and the booming tantan
Call everyone to join the fun
The world is new and life is sweet
Clap your hands, move your feet. . .Jingle, jingle samba!

Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin to family and friends
Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin, our little samba sends
Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin, a song of love and peace

So add your voice to the happy song
Forget your cares as we dance along
Together now, let’s all repeat:
Clap your hands, move your feet. . .Jingle, jingle samba!

Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin to family and friends
Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin, our little samba sends
Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin, a song of love and peace

Jinjinjin, Jinjinjin, Jingle Jingle Samba!

©Ellen Azorin and Dionísio Santos. All rights reserved.

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Sofia Tosello to perform at Blue Note Jazz Brunch, Nov 14

Posted on November 13, 2010

Sofia Tosello, whose re-imaginings of South American song has critics saying she heralds “the next wave in Latin American jazz,” will perform at the Blue Note Jazz Brunch on Sunday, November 14, 2010, together with an ensemble consisting of Octavio Brunetti on piano, Pedro Girado on bass, and Franco Pinna on percussion. Originally from Argentina, Sofa Tosello’s music is in the variety of Latin American cancion traditions, including tango, chacarera, bolero filin, son, zamba, bossa nova and Brazilian popular music. There are also shades of jazz scene and a bit of funk in her song stylings. Tosello prefers to see herself as a border-crosser, not bound by the logic of genre. Her soulful and sensitive approach combines the best of today’s global currents in jazz, Latin, and pop music while maintaining a profound respect for tradition – a feat seldom achieved by young artists.

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Latin American Cultural Week in NYC closing celebration November 17

Posted on November 5, 2010

The 5th Annual Latin American Cultural Week, which runs from November 11 to 17 in New York City, will hold their closing event celebration on Wednesday, November 17 from 7 to 10 PM, with a variety of latin-american performers including latin jazz by Pedro Giraudo Sextet. The event will be held at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street (between Delancy & Rivington). Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.csvcenter.org

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